National Fitness Hall of Fame Museum & Institute

Educate * Motivate * Inspire



Several years ago, John Figarelli found that little was being done to recognize and remember the efforts that so many have made promoting heath and fitness to the American public.   The National Fitness Hall of Fame (NFHOF) was founded on December 2nd, 2004 to provide a both physical and virtual place, where the lifelong efforts of individuals and organizations are acknowledged and showcased.


Mission:  "To Preserve the Past while Promoting the Future of Fitness.”


Vision:  The National Fitness Hall of Fame (NFHOF) is a national showcase that recognizes the accomplishment of yesterday’s fitness legends and today's fitness superstars whose passion is to help individuals get fit & stay healthy.

Motto: "Educate * Motivate * Inspire"


There are many sponsorship opportunities at the NFHOF.  Please contact us for complete details.


The National Fitness Hall of Fame was established in 2004 (& reorganized in 2013) as a 501(C)3 non-profit educational institution.  We are the only non-profit institution that “Preserves the Past while Promoting the Future of Fitness.”  Your contribution will truly go a long way in the continued development of the NFHOF and support of its programs.

National Traveling Exhibit & Tour - This national tour features fascinating displays which educate the general public and fitness professionals about the Eras & Trends throughout fitness history.

Website & Virtual Tour -  The NFHOF website is already a popular destination for many to learn about fitness history and those who shaped it; however in 2016 we will be developing an exciting virtual tour with upgraded functionality where hundreds of thousands of visitors can come and learn all about health and fitness leaders (past, present & future) and get inspired!

Induction Ceremony - The National Fitness Hall of Fame Induction Weekend has become a most popular and unforgettable event for all those in attendance.  Our pre & post promotions are extensive and far reaching.

NFHOF Museum known as “The Hall” - The NFHOF first opened in Sycamore, Illinois back in 2005.  Since then “The Hall” has had two other physical locations.  The new home of "The Hall" is at 203 W. Mondomin Street inbeautiful downtown Minooka, Illinois.  

Membership - Professional Members of the NFHOF are considered “The Best of the Best” in the fitness industry.  FAN Membership is designed for the fitness enthusiasts who appreciates the benefits staying fit, keeping healthy and/or improving sports performance.

NFHOF’s News-Magazine - Our quarterly News-Magazine is a favorite among our members and industry professionals and is released in both digital and print formats.



Any Professional Member of the National Fitness Hall of Fame can be nominated for induction consideration if they meet the minimum criteria listed below.  A Sponsor will have to complete the Nominee application and gather all necessary signatures and photos and submit by the current year deadline.  (2018 application period TBD) 

  • 30+ years of full-time service as a professional in the health & fitness industry.
  • Genuine concern for the welfare of others.
  • Extensive and diverse work experience
  • A "Body of Work" that is national recognized
  • Reached the age of 55. (In 2018 the minimum age will be raised to 60 y/o)
  • Induction categories include: Instructor, Trainer, Educator, Medical/Sports Fitness & Executive


Telephone: (630) 865-5512

Mailing Address: 
National Fitness Hall of Fame (NFHOF)
P.O. Box 520, Minooka, IL  60447